I Have ADHD is the #1 top-rated podcast for adult ADHD. This podcast will change your life.
With over 1 MILLION downloads and tons of 5-star reviews, it’s obvious that adults with ADHD are loving the I HAVE ADHD podcast! Join Kristen as she gives all of the tips, tricks, and no-nonsense coaching.
I suggest Episode #66:How to Be Consistent
Self-sabotage is a (normal) human behavior pattern that undermines our success and thwarts forward motion. In this episode, we dive DEEP into why we sabotage
Today’s episode is a behind the scenes look at Kristen Carder’s journey. I’ve changed A LOT in the last 3 years and I’m sharing the specifics of who I used to be and who I am now.
In the last 2 weeks, some very heavy and concerning world events have taken place. With so much suffering happening right now, I wanted to record an episode for you that acknowledges our collective pain and gives you some strategies on how to cope so that you can be an informed and caring human without being totally distracted and non-functional.
Today’s episode is for senior adults who have been diagnosed or are considering seeking a diagnosis for ADHD. Is it worth it? Should you bother
Dr. Russell Barkley joins me on today’s episode to discuss the different types of ADHD medications and what he sees as THE BEST treatment plan for adult ADHD.
Dr. Russell Barkley is THE authority on adult ADHD and he is here with us today to chat about all the things. Do not miss this!
The adhd penalty is the self-inflicted punishment that we feel obligated to inflict upon ourselves because of our adhd shortcomings. This penalty ALWAYS ends up
Today I talk to my client Sacha about his journey going SLOWLY on his self-development work. Of course we ADHDers prefer to go fast, but what if that impatience actually doesn’t serve us? Today we’re going to inspire you to slow down and look for little wins along the way!
Today’s episode is for those of you who question your diagnosis. My client, Emma Strong shares her journey of getting diagnosed and then questioning whether
BUCKLE UP!! If you are someone whose family didn’t understand or validate your ADHD, you are going to LOVE this conversation. And especially, if you
We’ve discussed that it’s POSSIBLE to be inconsistent and successful, and this episode is all about howwwwww to do it. All FOCUSED members will have
You do not have to be consistent in order to be successful. You do not have to be consistent in order to be successful. You
Calling all entrepreneurs! You don’t have to be consistent in order to be a success in your biz. Join me for a 5-day training July
Most adults with ADHD often identify as time-wasters. I’m going to walk you through why this is super counter-intuitive and why we should NEVER believe
If the thought of being nice to yourself makes you want to barf, I get it…but I’ve learned that it’s one of the key factors
I’ve got the secret to being productive and I’m giving it to you today! In this episode I discuss the number one reason why you’re not
In this episode, my client Taucha gives us the scoop on her transition from a career in speech pathology to becoming a yoga teacher…
Easily swayed by others? Don’t feel steadfast in making decisions? Your ethics and values are at the core of establishing an internal authority. Tune in
ADHD is not just for White people! On today’s episode I interview my client Jennifer who is half white and half Native Canadian. Her perspective is
Do you struggle to manage your impulsivity in order to follow your calendar? Do you feelings of fear and shame ever hold you back from
Do you struggle to identify and meet your own needs? Do you struggle to self-validate? Do you melt when someone disapproves of you or a decision
At some point, every adult with ADHD has to wrestle with this question: Am I just making an excuse? So it’s high time we have
This interview is in the series of interviews I did with my BIPOC clients on the theme that ‘ADHD is not just for white people.’
Most people downplay ADHD in adults. Isn’t it a childhood disorder? I thought it was just for boys? What’s the big deal? Call your aunties
When I was diagnosed, my doc said, “Yep, you have ADHD. Here’s some Concerta!” Maybe your experience was similar to mine. This episode is a
SO. You think you might have ADHD and you’re not sure what TF to do. Yeah, I get it. Here are 5 easy, actionable steps
If you’re wondering what Adult ADHD looks like, this is your episode. I quickly break down the main symptoms of adult ADHD and how those
3 days ago I made what I considered to be a huge mistake. Today I’m sharing all of the juicy details with you in an
It can be very hard for ADHDers to make and keep friends. Why? And what can we do about it? On today’s episode I have my
It’s hard to have ADHD. We are so often misunderstood and rejected by our peer groups. Dr. Ned Hallowell says that fellowship is the safest
Scaffolding is a system, structure, or framework of SUPPORT. Dr. Russell Barkley says that humans of ADHD must have a scaffolding of support around them if
In this episode, my client Karima speaks of her experience as a black girl growing up in an all-white village in France; how she was
Calling all entrepreneurs, side-hustlers, and anyone trying to get sh*t done! This episode is a coaching call from Focused. Every month we have a business
“…it is out of this space (failure) that the real genuine communication with other people starts to happen, because it’s a very unguarded, wide-open space
If you’re a perfectionist, this episode is for YOU! I can’t wait for you to hear from my client, Melia, who was the first to
It’s time that you issue a pardon to your past self. Failed a class in college? Pardoned! Forgot to pack your kid’s lunch? Pardoned! Got fired
Tune in today for an eye-opening and vulnerable conversation that I have with my client, Shannon Taylor. Shannon is a perfect example of what’s possible for a black woman with ADHD. This episode is the first in a series of episodes that I look forward to recording with my BIPOC clients.
I’ve got a major ADHD life hack for you today! It’s probably not exactly what you’re expecting, but it’s changed my life and I think it will change yours, too. The power move is when we intentionally get out of our HEADS and drop down into our BODIES. We feel. On purpose. Sounds excruciating, right!? I know…but I swear it’ll be worth it.
I don’t know about you, but I turn into a complete monster when I have a day off. And since we just got through the Christmas break, I have a LOT of thoughts about how we can treat ourselves (and others) better when we’re not in our normal routine. Today you’ll learn the 5 strategies to surviving Saturdays
I love it when my clients are amazing examples of what is possible for adults with ADHD. My dear client Rich sent me his 2020 evaluation and I Had to invite him onto the podcast to share it with you all.
Need a boost? Perfect, this call is for you. I coach on anxiety, overwhelm, obligations, procrastination, and business. I want you to see how helpful it is to get coaching and how you can apply this coaching to your own life.Aside from medication, coaching has been the most helpful thing to me, and to many others. Many of my own huge transformations have come when watching or listening to someone else being coached.
In this episode I interview my sister Adrienne Himelright. Adrienne has ADHD and is a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She’s an awesome example of what’s possible for someone with ADHD and I can’t wait for you to hear from her!
What are you capable of in 2021? The only way to find out is to set a big scary goal for yourself! In this episode you’ll learn WHY you should go for it and HOW to go about doing it!
When adults with ADHD set goals, we usually strive for the IDEAL rather than something attainable. This creates MORE failure for us. In this episode we’ll dive into the concept of a minimum baseline and how it will help you to achieve your goals with a much higher success rate!
Ever have one of those days where you “lose” 6 hours to spacing out on the couch? When you do, how do you treat yourself? This episode is a deep-dive into self-acceptance.
ADHDers don’t like to be told what to do. So why do we spend so much of our own mental energy telling ourselves that we “should” and “have to” do things? It’s not fun and it’s not working! Today’s episode is a bit of a smackdown. Are you ready?
For ADHDers, overwhelm is a whole thing. A WHOLE THING. In this episode you’ll learn specific strategies for tackling overwhelm and kicking it to the curb.
I don’t have it all together. There, I said it. In this episode I dive into why it’s important to focus on our strengths and allow ourselves to have areas of weakness. Want to know the 10 things I’ve messed up on recently? Here ya go!
You can’t hate yourself into improvement. You have to change your mind about yourself first. On today’s episode, I chat with my client and friend Verity Garvey, who went from self-loathing to self-acceptance and is now coaching others to do the same. Be inspired, my friend. If it’s possible for Verity, it’s possible for you.
This episode is the audio of one of my recent coaching calls. We tackle phone addiction, insecurity at work, and self judgement. Some of my most transformative breakthroughs have been when I’ve listened to OTHER people get coached, and I know this is possible for you, too.
I had a REALLY bad day recently and it just so happened to be podcast recording day. I almost didn’t record an episode for you, but thought maybe it would be helpful to share my own bad day with you so that you can learn to process and accept your bad days. You are 100% not alone, ADHDer. I got you.
Every adult with ADHD wants to learn how to follow through. This episode includes a 4-step process that you can use to become someone who does what they say they’re going to do. Do you identify as reliable? I do. It’s possible for you, too!
This episode is kind of a good news/bad news situation 🙂 If you have ADHD, then your memory is terrible. Specifically, your nonverbal working memory.
In last week’s episode, I taught you the concept of your future self. This week you’re going to hear from Jen 2.0, one of my
Most of us spend a lot of time thinking about the past and beating ourselves up about it. The result we get from this is
Massive action is the type of action that produces an actual RESULT. It’s the opposite of passive action (researching, learning, asking for help) which doesn’t actually PRODUCE anything. Tune in to learn more!
Finally! We’re chatting today about procrastination – why we do it and how to overcome it.
In the midst of Covid-19, an election year, and all of the difficult cultural issues in our world, here’s my pep talk for you to
No one tells you that success actually feels TERRIBLE, but it does. I want you to be on the lookout for the discomfort that goes
All adults with ADHD want to learn how to be more productive. Today on the podcast I’m sharing my 5-step FAIL PROOF system for upping
Today I’m and telling you about the 2 mindsets that will always 100% steal positive results from you. I speak from experience, and I hope
ADHDers are notoriously bad with money – I want to lead CHANGE for our community in this area. Everything about my finances has transformed in
Do you wonder if it’s too late for you? Do you make the same mistakes over and over and wonder if improving is even possible?
This is probably the most important episode I’ve recorded to date.
Buffering is anything we do to avoid feeling badly. Identifying buffering in your life is a MAJOR ADHD HACK because once you see it for
Today’s episode is all about intentionally spending on your time on what you’re good at and outsourcing the stuff that you suck at. I’ve got
Failure is the most important skill you need to learn if you want to be successful. I know we’ve talked about it before, but DUDE!
Today we talk about sticking with ONE idea at a time and seeing it through to completion. Our brains love novelty and hate boredom, but
Today I’m sharing the 5 things I’ve recently learned about entrepreneurship that have changed EVERYTHING for me. It’s allowing me to create money FAST. If
Self-acceptance is the FOUNDATION for behavior change. You will never produce consistent positive results in your life if you don’t first decide to accept your
Raise your hand if you struggle with self-confidence. Today’s episode is a class that I taught in Focused on Self-Concept & Identity, which are the
Do you give yourself permission to rest and relax? My guess is that you don’t. Let’s chat about how ADHD adults can peacefully turn their
Raise your hand if you struggle to go to bed on time. “On time” = when you want to go to bed, or when you
Today we’re talking about perfectionism: Holding yourself to unrealistically high standards and then beating yourself up when you inevitably do not meet those standards. Perfectionism
Procrastivity is a term that Russell Ramsay coined, and I love it. Ramsay is the author of the new book, Rethinking Adult ADHD, and I’m
Today’s episode is part 2 of my conversation with my husband, Greg. We laugh about time blindness, the fact that I hate getting out of
Meet my husband Greg! He’s my polar opposite and he’s here to chat about what it’s like to be in relationship with an ADHDer. On
One of the topics that I coach on the most is getting out of bed “on time.” This is HUGE for adults with ADHD. If
Well, here we are! If you’re struggling to find your way during quarantine, you’re not alone. I am too. I’m here today with 5 reason
No one ever told me that I get to choose how I feel about something. I always thought my emotions happened to me. Today we
Emotions always lead to our actions. So…want to stop avoiding? Wish you could stop procrastinating? Sick of getting stuck on social media? The secret is
Shame is something that all of us with ADHD experience. It’s the feeling of contempt that we have for ourselves when we fail to meet
Life is 50% positive emotion and 50% negative emotion. This means that when you feel awful, nothing has gone wrong…you’re normal. Want to stop procrastinating? Learn how to process and allow negative emotion.
In this episode, ADHD coach Jessica Heimsoth chats with Kristen about the importance of managing our thoughts and FEELING our emotions. I wanted you to
If you’re being treated for your ADHD and still don’t feel like you’re reaching your potential, I want you to join Focused. It’s my monthly
We are controlled by the NOW. Need an ADHD coach? Go to www.ihaveadhd.com/focused
People often say “I want to get this done, but something always comes up” Let’s discuss this concept. In my world, nothing EVER comes up.
Stop fantasizing and start DOING. For ADHD coaching go to www.ihaveadhd.com/focused
Decisions + ADHD = HARD!!! Here are some tips to help you! For ADHD coaching go to www.ihaveadhd.com/focused
We want the people we love to REALLY UNDERSTAND ADHD. But is that even possible? Let’s chat about it 🙂 Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for ADHD coaching.
A Conversation on Treating ADHD Naturally with Marc Almodovar
Setting priorities is so difficult for us! How in the world do we choose what is important? Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused if you want to be coached by ME!
Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for information on coaching for adults with ADHD.
5 Steps to feeling better when someone says or does something to set you off.
Yep, you read that right I’M DONE WITH MOTIVATION. Here are 5 things I’m doing instead.
You asked for it! Here ya go! Definitely NOT the “10 tricks to being a perfect parent” episode that you were probably hoping for, but
It’s so hard to say no – especially for us ADHDers. Let’s chat about why saying no is ESSENTIAL if we’re going to stay focused and reach our potential!
The ability to fail (and not let it break us) is one of the most necessary skills that we need to develop. What I am
Our friend Laura Brooke (PHL Organizer) is back to discuss her recent diagnosis of ASD and to give us some insight to how ADHD and ASD differ and how they’re the same.
Your ADHD brain is in charge of EVERYTHING in your life, and it can change and improve!
How does one acquire an ADHD diagnosis? Here are some very practical tips.
Ready for some inspiration?! Well, here it is. I’m super pumped to share this episode with you! From Simone Biles to Bill Gates – there’s nothing we can’t do.
If you have ADHD, then you struggle with habits! Let’s figure out a way to do the things we want to do….
I’m baaaaaaaaaaaack!!! So excited to be with you today! Serving up some things I’ve learned over my two-month break! Enjoy!
Anyone else drowning in all of the craziness of summer?
Raise your hand if you struggle with motivation! This episode explains why we struggle and some ways to combat it. Click here to
IT’S HERE, PEEPS! I finally recorded an episode on the enneagram personality types and I could not be more excited to share it with
Many of us ADHDers are broke. We make impulsive decisions, are in debt, feel that we never have enough, and don’t know how to
This episode is for the feelers! A lot of adults with ADHD are hyper-aware of their feelings and the feelings of the people around
What is it that you regret? How in the world can we let it go? Here are some simple steps that can help you to accept your past and create a new future for yourself.
We spend a lot of time hating on our ADHD brains – but what if your brain is your most valuable asset? The truth of the matter is, your entire life is created by your brain, so investing in your brain is an investment in your entire life. In this episode, I share how I’m choosing to think about my brain differently, and how it’s changing everything for me.
In this episode, Laura Brooke, professional organizer (who has ADHD) gives us all the practical steps to organizing our space.
Think that ADHD and organization don’t mix? Think again! You can be organized. Organization is a talent for some, but it’s also a skill that can be developed by the rest of us who are just naturally messy people.
Organization and ADHD do not mix, right? WRONG! Today I welcome my very first guest to the podcast: Laura Brooke, a professional organizer diagnosed with ADHD. Crazy, right? In this episode, Laura walks us through the mindset of organization and uncovers for us exactly what it takes to change our thoughts on this never-ending struggle.
This is the number one brain hack I have encountered – I use it in my own life and try to get EVERY ADHDER I know to do it, too.
Ever have those days (or weeks) when you’re just not OK and you’re not sure WHY? Yeah, me too. Let’s talk about some practical strategies to overcoming intermittent depression.
Based on the book Atomic Habits, let’s chat about how our small steps can lead to huge changes. And OH HOW WE AVOID those small methodical steps, don’t we?!
Here are some truth bombs about relationships and how to make them successful. I hope it’s helpful to you! If you’re struggling to educate your
One of the problems with adult ADHD is that its symptoms include obnoxious behaviors that all people struggle with once in a while. Things like
I really hope you enjoy this episode! Here is my free printable for you, friend!! Click HERE to download it. Coach with Kristen
LIFE CHANGING!! Today we’re going to discuss psychology 101 – which, we are not really taught in mainstream education. But I think if we were,
Do you suck at managing your money? Can’t seem to save for the future? Don’t understand why you buy so many things without thinking? These are all characteristics of adults with ADHD! Join me on this episode as we chat about the challenges of taking care of our finances as adults with ADHD.
Here are the sources that I used for this important episode: Scholarly article on emotional dysregulation and ADHD Watch this video of Dr. Barkley talking
No idea how to set or achieve goals? I feel ya! Here are 5 practical tips you can apply today to get started on crushing those goals!
Do you hate grocery shopping as much as I do? Why do the “easy” things in life seem so hard for you and me? One word: dopamine. Let’s commiserate about how much we hate mundane tasks!
When most people think of ADHD, they picture a 7-year-old boy bouncing around his elementary school classroom. ADHD = little kids can’t pay attention. Right?
Vision is the picture you have in your mind of what you want your life to be. It’s the destination. The end goal. Unfortunately those
So many of us adults with ADHD are walking around feeling ashamed of our symptoms and behaviors. Shame can be limiting and debilitating. I invite
I thought I hated Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, Tidying Up, but I’ve changed my mind. Find out which of Marie’s tricks we ADHDers can use
Your life won’t improve until you accept and own your diagnosis. That’s when the party really starts. It’s taken me several years to really change
You know I have ADHD, right? So the thought of writing detailed show notes for every single podcast episode is laughable. It’s just not going
Join me, as I chat about the frustrations, challenges, and humor of living life as an adult with ADHD. Every podcast episode will be filled
There are two takeaways from this blog post that I’m going to share with you up front. Right now. Why? Because you have ADHD and
Having ADHD as an adult is a very interesting thing. I am a 37-year-old company owner and mother of 3. I am a wife, a
Here’s what I don’t understand about ADHD: so few people are willing to acknowledge that it’s a mental illness. The DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual) which
The thing that brings me the most dread in my life is the responsibility of keeping my home stocked with food and having meals ready